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Workshop "Measuring Progress: Achieving Smarter Cities"

26 - 27 May 2015

Lisbon, Portugal

Venue: Congress Centre, Praça das Indústrias, 1300-307 Lisbon
Organizers: Geospatial Media and Communications and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Geospatial Media and UNECE will organize a two-day dialogue forum titled "Measuring Progress: Achieving Smarter Cities". The workshop will discuss the tools and methodologies to measure progress towards smarter and more sustainable cities. Particular focus will be given to the use of geospatial technologies in land administration. The UNECE initiative on smart and sustainable cities, “United Smart Cities: Smart urban solutions for transition and developing countries” and other successful smart cities initiatives from across the world will be also presented.



Session proceedings

Conference photographs Link 1 Link 2

Conference report

Online registration    Please note that UNECE will not provide any financial support to the participation.

This event is part of the Geospatial World Forum, an annual international conference and exhibition, which supports dialogue geospatial technologies and their role in promoting economic and social development. Organized in India (2007, 2009 and 2011), the Netherlands (2012 and 2013), Switzerland (2014) and now in Portugal, this global platform brings together more than 1,000 delegates from over 80 countries deliberating on geospatial technologies and their role in promoting sustainable development. This year with the theme CONVERGENCE: Policies + Practices + Processes via PPP, the conference aims to address the need for greater coordination among policy-makers, technology providers and users to benefit the industry. In addition it will highlight geospatial workflows as an enabler for successful PPPs by facilitating more informed decision making among the stakeholders. More information, view Geospatial World Forum

Opening Remarks
Elena Szolgayova, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of Slovakia
The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
Jens Bartholmes, European Commission
Laying the ground for Smart Cities
Amie Figueiredo, UNECE
The Austrian smart cities and their indicators - results and conclusions
Andrea Littkopf, Environment Agency Austria
INSPIRE - GeoSpatial World Forum
Jorge Maximo, Lisbon City Council
Measuring Progress Achieving Smarter Cities
Arnulf Christl, Metaspatial
Sustainable Spatial Technologies for Cadastral Systems
Brent Jones, ESRI
Mapping smart cities in the EU
Catriona Manville, RAND Europe
The Portuguese Strategy for Sustainable Cities towards smarter urban development
Cristina Cavaco, DG Territorio
United Smart Cities: towards UNECE-approved smart cities indicators
Domenica Carriero, UNECE
Smart Cities Need Location Data
Carsten Rönsdorf, Ordnance Survey
Hexagon Airborne & Mobile Mapping Workflows supporting Smart Cities
Hartmut Rosengarten, Hexagon
Shaping the Future of Smart Cities
Claudio Mingrino, Hexagon
Future cities Glasgow
Iain Langlands FRICS, Glasgow City Council
Green and smart growth City of Rakvere in Estonia
Andres Jaadla, Mayor of Rakvere
Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities - A market place for smart solutions
Krista Kampus, Council of the Baltic Sea States
Land Registry England & Wales Turning Data into Smart Information
Lynne Nicholson, Land Registry
City of Johannesburg
Marcelle Hattingh, Joburg
Perspectives of Smart City Development in Armenia: Smart City of Goris
Nune Harutyunyan, Ministry of Urban Development, Armenia
Geospatial Information Driving Smart Cities
Ron Bisio, Geospatial Trimble
Voluntary guidelines on responsible governance of tenure in support of building Smart Cities
Rumyana Tonchovska, FAO
Kathrine Kelm, World Bank
Moscow Smart City Lab, Russian Federation
Sedov Artem, Smart City Lab
Space Applications in Support of Future Urban development in Armenia
Bahaaeddin Alhaddad, Starlab Space
A new ROI methodology: a case study from the city of cape town valuation office
Nigel Edmead, Thomson Reuters
Smart Cities/Smart Buildings
Tony Mulhall, RICS

For more information, please contact

Ms. Amie Figueiredo
Housing and Land Management Unit
UN Economic Commission for Europe
Telephone: +41 22 917 26 25
Email: Amie.Figueiredo@unece.org